Coming together for dialogue with other Christian world communions is one of the key ways that the Anglican Communion works towards Christian unity.
These meetings are an opportunity to share experience and views, examine differences and seek ways to resolve the issues that have separated us. They provide a forum to develop new understandings, correct misunderstandings and heal divisions.
The Unity, Faith and Order department at the Anglican Communion Office co-ordinate and run these dialogues according to principles set out at the Anglican Consultative Council in 2009.
Current dialogue began after the Second Vatican Council ended in 1965. There are two Commissions for Anglican-Roman Catholic co-operation: the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC) and the International Anglican-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity and Mission (IARCCUM).More